Disney Buys Rights to [Either Save or Further Ruin] Indiana Jones

indiana jones recastWhile Disney hasn’t confirmed a release or production dates for the inevitable new Indiana Jones movie, they have officially acquired the rights from Paramount, giving them full ownership of the franchise.

From Variety:

Under the arrangement, Disney gains distribution and marketing rights to future films, in addition to retaining the ownership rights it secured when it acquired Lucasfilm.

Paramount will continue to be responsible for distribution of the first four films in the franchise and will receive a financial participation on any future films that are produced and released.

I can’t wait for them to recast Justin Bieber as Indy so he can use his diamond earrings as makeshift ninja stars and snap his whip at abominable snowmen with Mickey Mouse’s face and Goofy’s feet.

Disney Just Bought Lucasfilm For $4 Billion, Will Release A New Star Wars Film In 2015

Holy crap. Walt Disney Pictures bought Lucasfilm and the rights to Star Wars for $4.05 billion dollars today. And that’s not all. Disney CEO Bob Iger says new movies are on the way!

“The expectation is we’ll release 2 and 3 [‘Episode 8’ and ‘9’] … probably on a cadence on every other year [after 7 in 2015], and then go from there. … The film is what I’ll call early stage development right now,” Iger said in a conference call.

Here’s the official statement from George Lucas:  Continue reading “Disney Just Bought Lucasfilm For $4 Billion, Will Release A New Star Wars Film In 2015”